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Definition of "Cost"

Gobind Anand
  Bay Area Real Estate Expert

  1. An asset. The term cost is often used when referring to the valuation of acquired property. When it is used in this sense, a cost is an asset.
  2. Concepts of cost and expense are often used interchangeably. When the benefits of the acquisition of a building expires, the cost becomes an expense called depreciation.
  3. The sacrifice, measured by the price paid, to acquire real estate.

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